Ohio State University, The Department of Political Science

Position ID:OSU-The Department of Political Science-ABRTCDA [#26766]
Position Title: The Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev Chair in Data Analytics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/11/29)
Position Description:    

The Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev Chair in Data Analytics

Department of Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences

Position Overview

The Department of Political Science at Ohio State University invites applications, at the full or associate professor level, for the Andrei Baronov and Ratmir Timashev Chair in Data Analytics. Ideal applicants will have a sustained and substantial body of work developing and utilizing data analytic and/or artificial intelligence tools for analysis of socio-political questions. The position is open with respect to substantive focus or disciplinary subfield in Political Science.

Performance Objectives

  • Candidates for this position should expect to:
  • Conduct research on advanced topics in the application of data analytics and AI to social scientific questions,
  • Mentor and teach in these and related areas at the undergraduate and/or graduate level,
  • Engage with interdisciplinary efforts focused on data analytics and/or AI.

Education and Experience Requirements

Requirements include a doctorate in a relevant field, a capacity to integrate methodological insights with substantive research demonstrated through a record of scholarly excellence, and evidence of the promise of its continuation. In addition, a strong record of external grant funding, successful mentorship of graduate students, and a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative efforts are desirable.

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your application electronically via The Ohio State University Careers website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Andrei-Baronov-and-Ratmir-Timashev-Chair-in-Data-Analytics_R93609-1. Application materials must include:


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita

Additional materials may be requested by the search committee as part of its ongoing review of candidates. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but applicants should apply by February 1, 2024, to guarantee full consideration.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jan Box-Steffensmeier (box-steffensmeier.1@osu.edu).

The College

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The Arts and Sciences provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success. 

Department Information

The Department of Political Science is an intellectually, methodologically, and substantively diverse department ranked 17th in the nation by US News. The department prides itself on its commitment to high standards, broad intellectual inquiry, and theoretical and empirical rigor. 

The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.


The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University. 

In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. Beyond its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Wooster Campus, which houses Ohio State ATI.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.


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Contact: Jan Box-Steffensmeier, 614-292-4476
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
2140 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Web Page: https://polisci.osu.edu/